Female Activists In Afghanistan “Abandoned” By Government

Afghan women activists who are working to improve the human rights situation in their country face increased violence themselves, including threats, sexual assault and assassinations, That’s the finding of a report released by Amnesty International on Tuesday in Kabul.

The London-based watchdog criticized Afghan authorities, saying that both the Afghan government and the international community have abandoned the women activists despite the gains made in the past decade.

Based on interviews with more than 50 women rights defenders and their relatives across the country, Amnesty said it found that Afghan authorities consistently ignored or refused to act on threats against women.

ABC’s Tom Rivers joined Your Wake Up Call Wednesday to discuss.

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